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EVENT on October 21, 2018 to October 24, 2018

Scali Rasmussen is excited to sponsor the California New Car Dealers Association's 2018 convention on the beautiful island of Maui. As the nation’s largest state automobile dealer association, the CNCDA Convention promises timely discussion topics, meeting today's dealer needs and tomorrow's innovations.

EVENT on October 10, 2018 to October 12, 2018

Firm partner Melanie Cliff will be attending the 29th Annual Business Conference for the California Minority Counsel Program. This is the biggest annual business and diversity conference for attorneys in California, consistently drawing attorneys and diversity leaders from leading companies, law firms and agencies.

EVENT on September 19, 2018 to September 22, 2018

The firm is proud to once again sponsor the National Association of Motor Vehicle Boards and Commissions Fall Workshop. NAMVBC provides a great opportunity to interact with many national and international leaders in the motor vehicle industry who provide valuable information and insight.

EVENT on July 23, 2018

Scali Rasmussen is proud to be a Gold sponsor of this annual event, benefiting Cerritos College and Northwood University students in the auto industry.

EVENT on July 19, 2018 to July 22, 2018

Scali Rasmussen is sponsoring this empowering three-day education filled conference. The exciting line up of sessions was designed to energize your performance and help you run your dealership in a more impactful and cost-effective manner.

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With deep regret, Scali Rasmussen gives its condolences to the McKenna family. Mike McKenna was a dear friend, valued colleague and pioneer for California and Hawaii dealers. Mike leaves a legacy of dealerships and he will be greatly missed. Services will be held this Friday June 22, 2018 at 9 a.m. in Kailua, Hawaii at St. Anthony’s Church.

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Dealerships are considered “public accommodations” under the Americans with Disabilities Act and therefore are required to make reasonable modifications to allow disabled individuals the ability to access dealership facilities and services. This is not news if you’ve hired ADA consultants or dealt with an ADA lawsuit. However, while accommodations such as ramps, parking spaces and lowered retail counters may seem obvious (and call us if they do not!), new case law should put you on notice of another kind of accommodation customers may ask you to make: installing hand controls to allow disabled customers to test-drive a vehicle.

Employee travel time

What is compensable?

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We all know the importance of tracking and compensating non-exempt employees for all time that they spend working. When an employee must travel for work, is ALL time spent on the road compensable? Here are the basics as pertains to non-exempt employees.